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Miss Fitz
Miss Fitz
12:25 15 Oct 20
October 15th 2020 update. Another fantastic meal last night! All in the heated comfort of the tented front patio. Candles, string lights, ambiance..........The Taste of Burlington Menu is new, original, unique and delicious. It was difficult to narrow down our choices. Thank you Mike and Andrea and team for making our first dinner out in almost 8 months so memorable.
Patrick Beatty
Patrick Beatty
15:40 06 Oct 20
I really wish I could remember my servers name from last night.... For that I am sorry. This was my second time dinning with the Downtown Bistro, and once again I was not let down. The service was on point, the food came out perfectly timed for the pace we choose to dine at. I find the menu to be well laid out. The ingredients, plating, and taste all have a touch of flare. I really like this Bistro and I am happy to have a place like this in our downtown core. The prices are more then fair. I would highly recommend the Bistro as a great choice for an upscale dinning experience. Once again amazing service, great taste, nice presentation on the plates. I have to mention it was very noticeable that the establishment has gone to great lengths and measures to keep the guest as safe as possible with the updates for COVID. I also just wanted to add to anyone who sees this review..... If you do have an issue with a restaurant call them directly rather then write a negative review. Lets do our part to keep home grown well established business safe and thriving in these hard times. Cheers to the Bistro we will see you again!
Krish Abbott
Krish Abbott
13:45 24 Sep 20
From the first moment you arrive in that restaurant the waiters give you an enjoyable feeling. Very hospitable crew, it is a happy place to to go out with your friends or with your date. enjoyable food, creative chief cook and stuff, modest pay and nice service. Highly recommended.
Josiah Sinclair
Josiah Sinclair
17:03 20 Sep 20
Downtown Bistro & Grill has a great patio and fantastic food. The sangria is ?. Salads, French onion soup, and burger are delicious as well. Highly recommend.
Robert Furtado
Robert Furtado
03:38 13 Sep 20
Chef Sam is in the House! Best Bistro and Grill in the city!
Leigh N
Leigh N
22:06 12 Sep 20
Great service, prompt with our order. Food was hot and fresh.
Carol Tomlin
Carol Tomlin
02:29 11 Sep 20
First visit but it won't be the last. The restaurant had all necessary Covid protections in place and we barely noticed. We were there for lunch. The lunch menu is expansive and affordable with entrees under $20. I had Shrimp Linguine and my two friends both opted for the Salmon Crepe. Excellent presentation, very flavorful, and suitable portion size. Great dessert selections too. All made in-house. Speaking of house, the restaurant is located in an old downtown house which certainly adds to the interest and ambience. Covered patio on the porch.
Christina DeClerico
Christina DeClerico
16:57 30 Aug 20
Excellent experience all 'round. Service was above and beyond especially considering the times we are in. Lovely patio out back with servers who were "on" both technically and personally. The meal was terrific with generous portions and beautifully presented. A full house so reso is a must but well worth planning ahead! I believe this owner and/or chef have got it right.
Ares Cio
Ares Cio
22:40 25 Aug 20
Was walking downtown looking for somewhere to eat and saw downtown bistro patio pretty much empty so went in and sat down for a few minutes before a server came out and said they are fully booked and no space at all tonight.
David Moloney
David Moloney
14:36 10 Aug 20
Top-notch in every respect: menu, design and preparation of every dish, wine list, service, service, service and overall vibe. Their street-side porch is perfectly set up for social-distancing and every staffer was not only unfailingly helpful and polite but was wearing a mask at all times (unlike the mostly mask-free staff witnessed outside at their neighbour restaurant!). A first visit to their porch/patio but it won't be our last!
Kevin Ernst
Kevin Ernst
10:02 09 Aug 20
Excellent service, and deliciously prepared food, made for an exquisite dining experience. We've been a few times and have never been disappointed.
Scott O'Donnell
Scott O'Donnell
22:29 05 Jun 20
Got takeout tonight. Contactless they just place it in the trunk. Food was fantastic. Deal on the wine was amazing. Would highly recommend!
Mirella's Ladies Boutique
Mirella's Ladies Boutique
20:45 30 Mar 20
I enjoy downtown bistro because of its amazing homemade taste and feel. Every time I dine in, I feel comfortable and relaxed. The staff is amazing and I highly recommend the grilled calamari and the mussels are exquisite.
Patrick Beatty
Patrick Beatty
02:31 03 Mar 20
This was my first time, and will not be my last! Great food, decent wine list that covered the grounds. Amazing prices 50% off wine on Mondays... Can you go wrong? No you can’t! Taste of Burlington menu $40.00 plus a few bottles of vino less then $200 how can you do better? Not fine dinning but who needed that? Bistro right? Well it was all done RIGHT upscale, clean, tasty, well presented, amazing service. Thank you Courtney amazing server, great product knowledge, made us feel welcome from the get go. Super chill crowd, the dinning room brought me to a place of happiness! What an experience keep doing your thing. Bravo to the Bistro
Dawn Earnshaw
Dawn Earnshaw
22:22 01 Mar 20
Lovely little restaurant, great decor and ambience. Food was delicious and portions good size. Staff were very pleasant and service very good other than we felt we were being rushed. We asked to slow it down a little which they did. Also dishes were removed before everyone at the table had finished. Much better to wait til everyone had finished eating. Would recommend it though!
Alexis Lakey
Alexis Lakey
02:39 26 Feb 20
Loved the smoked salmon rosti, although the rosti is missing something, lemon perhaps? The lamb ragout was just ok but would be fabulous if it was New Zealand lamb, unfortunately Ontario lamb is void of any lamb flavour. The pear sticky toffee cake is good... the "custard" is so sweet it I took the cake out of the bowl - adding sweet really does not enhance any flavour it just makes things sweet!
Haley Borden
Haley Borden
18:40 16 Feb 20
One of the best restaurants I have ever been in , in burlington. Food is amazing , service was great. Would definitely come back.
Terry Wheeler
Terry Wheeler
18:32 05 Feb 20
Cost atmosphere, wonderful staff. Mussels were divine, arctic char to die for. My wife had three cheese ravioli, also amazing. Creme brulee, the perfect finish.
Bev Gaudet
Bev Gaudet
15:38 28 Jan 20
We went here to celebrate a birthday . It was our first time at this establishment and certainly won’t be our last . It is the cutest restaurant in a lovely area of Burlington . We were there early so it was really quiet. The server was so friendly and efficient . The menu had a nice variety of food . We particularly loved the warm Brie as an appetizer . This is now one of my favorite restaurants. I highly recommend it!
Lee andrews
Lee andrews
04:16 01 Jan 20
Went to the downtown bistro in Burlington for a New Year’s Eve dinner (2019) and it did not disappoint! Most places for New Years dinner rush you in and out and serve you some over priced slop.....not this place, we had amazing scallops topped with a bacon jam appetizer followed by a rare treat, a perfectly cooked beef Wellington on mashed potatoes with some carrots and turnips, the server poured the piping hot gravy at the table and it was all delicious! For desert we had the the house made cheesecake, maybe not the best, but certainly very good, it was the perfect ending to a delicious meal. Service was well paced, leaving just the right amount of time between courses, my water was always topped up and she made sure we were enjoying our meal. The restaurant is small and intimate, great for a date night out, not really for kids or families. Parking is located behind the house or across the street at the municipal lot. It’s also within walking distance of lakeshore, the park and walkways for a stroll after or before your meal! Will definitely come back, the location is great, the atmosphere cozy and the food top notch!
Christopher Watson
Christopher Watson
00:51 19 Dec 19
This restaurant is my favorite restaurant. Of all restaurants I know I love it most. I never miss an opportunity to go to this restaurant. Whenever I I need a superb lunch, this restaurant comes straight to my head. superb and varied food and a large menu.well mannered staff members, and great mood. Also, the expence is affordable. I recommend this restaurant with no hesitation.
Heather Elsley
Heather Elsley
21:07 23 Oct 19
YUM E . Really nice small bistro. Parking out back. Patio. Maybe accessible for stroller wheelchair not sure. Delicious fresh lunch and lovely waitress.
Donna Ledo
Donna Ledo
18:36 26 May 19
Went with a friend/colleague and had a lovely meal. We shared the brie baked in a pastry and the berry salad. The salad comes with blue cheese which we both didn't care for so they replaced it with goat cheese. Both plates were amazing. We both had the blacken Salmon which was equally amazing. All dishes were served at a nice temperature and the staff was really nice and accommodating. I've eaten here before and have never been disappointed. It's a small place though so it can get loud. Our reservations were for 715pm and the place was packed and loud but definitely would recommend this restaurant!
Andrew Marck
Andrew Marck
03:15 28 Feb 17
The food here is absolutely fantastic. Fresh ingredients and meticulously crafted. The wait for your food in unnecessarily long but well worth it. Excellent date - night location. Very small and cozy location.
Les Pierce
Les Pierce
01:29 19 Feb 17
Great little bistro! Intimate and cozy atmosphere. Wonderful menu and friendly staff. Well priced and generous portions, we particularly enjoyed the toast trio appetizer.
Colin Lobo
Colin Lobo
23:28 13 Feb 17
New England crab cakes were the best thing I ate this year!!!
Karolina P
Karolina P
00:21 22 Dec 16
We love eating at the Bistro. Food is delicious, cozy atmosphere, great service! Never disappointed...we are frequent eaters here for the past 6 years since we've lived in Burlington and have celebrated many milestones here. Love!
Justin Drury
Justin Drury
00:17 31 Aug 16
Always enjoy the food and ambience at this place
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